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Early cotton sowing banned in Pakistan's Punjab
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Feb '18
Pakistan’s Punjab state has imposed Section-144, which prohibits an assembly of more than four people in an area, to discourage early sowing of cotton crop, according to state agriculture secretary Muhammad Mahmood. The decision was taken to save the crop from insect and pest attack, particularly pink bollworm and address production decline.

Early sowing of cotton crop acts as a breeding ground for the pest. The early sowing practice also created hurdles in meeting the official annual cotton production target, Pakistani media reports quoted Mahmud as saying.

The rise in cotton production by up to 7.49 per cent this year can be attributed to the ban imposed last year on early sowing of cotton, he added. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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